In March 2016, when I offered to take some blog photos for Sara, I had no idea that one day I would be photographing her wedding in Europe in 2019…and in a castle no less! I can’t wait to share a full blog post soon of my favorite photos from Sara and Ken’s wedding day. […]
Photographing this day was a small miracle. Between date changes and venue cancellations, Faisel and Laura had nothing short of an interesting wedding planning experience. Weeks before their wedding, they found out that due to some permit issues at their venue, they were going to have to find somewhere new to host their reception. Not […]
Guys…next month is September and that has me feeling SO MANY FEELS. September is the best month. It’s my birth month. It’s the month it’s socially acceptable to buy fall drinks and treats and not feel judged about it. It’s the month that fall starts creeping in in the best way possible. Most importantly though, […]
This golden hour engagement session in Borges Ranch located outside San Francisco California was so glowy and beautiful!!! The weather was outstanding, and the light was the perfect mix of soft and warm. I had the best time photographing Sean and Erin there! These two are getting married in a few months on the East […]
San Francisco City Hall is always one of my favorite places to photograph couples. The window light, gorgeous architecture, and all around positive atmosphere make City Hall feel alive and bustling in an incredible way. I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph Ashely and Paul in City Hall for their anniversary. They never had engagement […]
Santorini, Greece is such a uniquely magical place. The smell of gyro and salty air swirls around you as you navigate crowded, narrow white steps and passageways to come across the next incredible view of the Mediterranean Sea—its vast blueness reaching the next island that you swear you can see in the distance. There are […]
Second shooting weddings is often considered a right of passage and an entry point into the competitive world of wedding photography. As a second shooter, you support a primary photographer throughout the wedding day. Second shooters are often hired to capture unique angles, cover different parts of the event, help set up lighting/gear and be ready to […]
Often, I am asked if you need a DSLR camera in order to have a successful blog with beautiful images. The recipe to create a beautiful photo is much more complicated than the type of camera you use. While a DSLR can provide you with a lot of flexibility in the look of photos that […]
Instagram is an incredibly powerful social media platform–especially for photographers and bloggers. However, it is easy to get frustrated with the ever-changing algorithms, the “shadow-banning” and the sheer amount of content that is being posted every day. I always used to worry that people would mindfully scroll past my photo without even taking a look. […]
The moment I saw Baker Beach for the first time, I knew that I had to shoot there at some point. I was so glad that Emily wanted to do another blogging session and agreed to trek out to the beach with me! Despite the wind, it was so much warmer than the session Emily […]
Amanda + derek
"Shannon was so fun to work with! She helped capture our engagement event and was even accommodating when we had to change days due to bad weather. She had some sneak peek pictures to us by that night and pictures within days! On top of professionalism, she was such a sweetheart and pleasure to work with, thanks again Shannon!"
"She was such a pleasure to work with."
Sara + Ken
"Shannon is a phenomenal photographer who captured the most beautiful moments from our wedding week. Her energy, enthusiasm, and positivity put everyone at ease. The photos are stunning -- when I look at them, I don't just see how the wedding looked, but I remember how it felt. She is magic behind the camera. I am so, so glad we chose her to be the person to capture our wedding day.
"she is magic behind the camera"
"Shannon is fabulous! The whole process from setting a date to receiving the finished photos was straightforward and enjoyable thanks to her expertise and guidance. She couples her warm and cheerful disposition with talent, creativity, and technical knowledge. I had a truly lovely experience!"
"Truly lovely experience"